1 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-161 ft
Descent
00:40:11
Avg time

Zulu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Griffin Bike Park
    Terre Haute, Indiana
  • AKA
    Advanced Loop 3
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #4048 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016

The trail starts at the top of the Advanced Access Trail with a drop down--the trail the crosses under a wooden bridge and enters a quick climb. From here the trail enters into three "ugly" jumps and then follows atop some ridges of strip-mining spoils.

Riders follow a steep drop to the right and pass where Zulu nearly touches East Lake Trail. After some log-overs, the trail skirts the shores of two small lakes. Bikers then climb into a section punctuated by some steep drops (saddles, G-outs) with physics taking them from the tops of one small ridge to the next. A particularly fun section involves banking to-and-fro across the walls (not bench cut) of two small ridges.

MTBers then come across a rock garden after that, the biggest of the saddles that has another short-but-tough rock garden at the top of the return hill. Ride or slide down to the trail beyond to another climb on rockier, narrow, off-camber track, followed by two smaller saddles and a ride across an over/under wooden bridge/drop feature to close the loop. Then enter into the flowing Zulu Trail exit--it twists through the forest and eventually after a sharp right and squeeze between two trees hooks up with the KA-BAR Trail.

Access Info

From the northernmost end of Advanced Access Trail; Zulu can also be accessed at SW portion from abutting East Lake Trail.

More Stats for Zulu bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    618 ft
  • Altitude max
    652 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    624 ft
  • Grade
    -0.346%
  • Grade max
    -14.903%
  • Grade min
    21.686%
  • Distance climb
    2,666 ft
  • Distance down
    2,858 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,778 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:26
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Zulu Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 820 rides
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      Photos

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      May 6, 2018 @ 3:56pm
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      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:21pm
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      41 |
      Oct 1, 2017 @ 12:08pm
      Oct 1, 2017
      55 |
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:02am
      Jun 8, 2017

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag cicadakiller (Aug 11, 2016 at 17:30)
       most technical trails at the park. challenging but super-fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag klaine (Jan 19, 2018 at 8:51)
       This trail is RAD! It is probably the "rawest" trail in the park... more "au naturale" than the rest. Very challenging, but OH SO FUN!! If you are up for the challenge... you must ride this trail! Oh, and check out that new feature!! WOW!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag WimG FOGBP (Feb 19, 2018 at 20:01)
       Ride this rugged trail when you are in prime form. The terrain is punishing and demands that you hit it with speed. if you go into this trail tired, you will hate living for the next mile. This trail is a special reminder that though Griffin doesn't have any big hills like Brown County, that all of the little hills formed by strip mining add up to just about the same elevation gain as BC.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lexcanoe (Oct 25, 2018 at 7:38)
       This trail is a fantastic use of the terrain, and the design requires you to maintain momentum, or you will have some tough climbs. My favorite trail at Griffin.
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